Dreamforce 2017 – Day 3 Highlights
We are sad to see Dreamforce almost come to an end. But, day three was actioned packed with sessions at Trailhead, live music at the Dreamforce lawn and ended with great keynotes. Before we jump into the highlights of the events and sessions we attended today, let’s have a quick look at the Salesforce welcome video for Day 3 of Dreamforce 2017.
Inspiration and innovation was on everyone’s lips on Day 3 of Dreamforce. Today’s Equality Summit propelled thoughtful conversations about how companies, and the people who lead them, can be powerful platforms for social change. Attendees also heard about the latest innovations and features to drive customer success in numerous product keynotes. Here are some of the highlights, in case you missed it:
- Equality Summit
- The Future of Work with Ginni Rometty and Marc Benioff
- Commerce Cloud Keynote
1- Equality Summit
Today at the Equality Summit, we heard from many different leading figures on the commonly seen inequality between the two genders. A growing number of Hollywood actresses have been speaking out about the pay disparity between themselves and their male co-stars. Even amongst the most famous women in the world, it reflects a universal theme, across all jobs, of women receiving less pay than men for equal work.
Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman has added her voice to the conversation and advocates for equality for all. At Dreamforce, she shared her views on why more women need to be empowered to speak up and how we can foster that spirit in younger girls and women. “We need a ‘boss school’ for girls. It’s important to know how to ask someone to do something in an unapologetic way,” she quipped. Natalie also went on to talk about the importance of equality beyond the scope of pay, saying, “We’re not taking away seats from the table, we’re adding them. Inclusion is for the betterment of everyone.”
Award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson has had the opportunity to portray strong, driven women in her roles on TV (nobody messes with Cookie Lyon!) and in important films like Hidden Figures. In a moving and supremely funny discussion with Michele Norris, Taraji spoke of fighting Hollywood’s expectations of what she should and should not be on and off the screen: not an action star at 47 years old, not an intelligent women, not right for a role, and many more stereotypes. But she delights in pushing back and fighting for her worth, whether it’s being box-office worthy or being paid upfront like her male counterparts. “I wake up every morning waiting for a fight. I can’t wait to meet the nay-sayers. Prove me wrong,” she says. In her talk, Taraji also discussed where she finds strength and guidance, and what frustrates her about labels and stereotypes.
2- The Future of Work with Ginni Rometty and Marc Benioff
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing the way we live. Every thing and everyone is getting smarter and more connected every day, and we’re seeing this transformation in the way we work. IBM’s Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty and Marc Benioff discussed the topic of transformation today, its effect on workers, and the responsibilities tech leaders and companies have in this new era. “For those of us that make technology, it is our job to make sure it is ushered into the world the right way,” Ginni said.
Checkout the complete video recording of the session:
3- Commerce Cloud Keynote
Every month, more than 350 million active users engage with digital shopping experiences powered by Commerce Cloud on par with Amazon.com and Twitter. We learned how commerce trailblazers from LVMH and PetSmart are using the #1 commerce platform, featuring Einstein enabled mobile experiences, to connect and unify every point in the shopping journey. This was a great learning experience for us, the customers and the audience there.
Checkout the video recording of this amazing session:
If you missed any of these moments, you can check them out on Salesforce Live. Three epic days down, one more to go. Looking forward to a strong finish experience at Dreamforce, tomorrow!
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